Healthcare Realty (HR) announces merger with Healthcare Trust (HTA).

Healthcare Realty Trust (HR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) in a stock and cash merger transaction.  The combined company will have a total enterprise value of approximately $17.6 billion.  The merger agreement is based on HTA shareholders receiving one share of HR valued at $30.26 and $4.82/share in cash.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022.

“This transformative transaction joins two premier real estate companies with a combined value that we believe is much greater than the sum of its parts, with the operational and financial scale necessary to compete and drive sustainable value creation. HTA shareholders will realize an attractive premium via a special cash dividend while being able to fully participate in the future growth prospects of a powerful, sector leading MOB REIT, led by a seasoned, well-respected management team. This transaction is the culmination of a thorough strategic review process and we are pleased with the result for our shareholders, employees and tenants. We are confident this is the best path forward for HTA,” stated Brad Blair, Chairman of the Board, Healthcare Trust of America.